ECE News Archive


Summer TA Application Open

Summer TA Application Open

April 21st, 2014

The TA application for the Summer of 2014 is now open. The deadline for the application is Friday April 25, 2014. The link to the[...]

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award

April 17th, 2014

Andrew Chrysler received an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. The Doctoral Research Award includes a US$2,500 fellowship. He is involved in[...]

Technical Open House – April 8, 2014

Technical Open House - April 8, 2014

April 6th, 2014

The ECE Technical Open House will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2014. During the day, all graduating seniors will make presentations of their senior thesis[...]

“Spatially Distributed Structural Health Monitoring using Electrical Impedance Tomography”

"Spatially Distributed Structural Health Monitoring using Electrical Impedance Tomography"

March 31st, 2014

Bryan R. Loyola, Steven Paradise, Christopher Hall Sandia National Laboratories When: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The United States is facing a two-pronged infrastructure problem. Many n[...]

“Single Pixel Compressive Imaging with Metamaterials”

"Single Pixel Compressive Imaging with Metamaterials"

March 25th, 2014

Dr. Willie Padilla, Professor Dept. of Physics, Boston College When: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Metamaterials are artificial electromagnetic materials which have realized exotic electromagnetic responses i[...]

“The Telecommunication Network”

"The Telecommunication Network"

March 13th, 2014

Mr. Tom Armstrong, Chief Technologist for Broadband Communication Systems Applied Signal Technology - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems When: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The Global T[...]

“Toward Internet-like Energy Systems”

"Toward Internet-like Energy Systems"

February 18th, 2014

Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari, Post Doctoral Fellow Georgia Institute of Technology When: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract In this talk, I will first discuss needs for t[...]

“Sparsity and Low Rank for Robust Social Data Analytics and Networking”

"Sparsity and Low Rank for Robust Social Data Analytics and Networking"

February 14th, 2014

Dr. Gonzalo Mateos, Visiting Scholar Carnegie Mellon University When: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The information explosion propelled by the advent of personal computers, the Internet, a[...]

“Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks”

"Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks"

February 13th, 2014

Dr. Harpreet Dhillon, Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Southern California - Los Angeles When: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The increasing complexity of heterogeneous cellular networks ([...]

“Topics in Communications”

"Topics in Communications"

February 13th, 2014

Guest Speaker When: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230[...]

“Topics in Power Engineering”

"Topics in Power Engineering"

February 11th, 2014

Guest Speaker When: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230[...]

“Using Differential Power Processing Converters in Photovoltaic Systems to Improve Lifetime Energy Production”

"Using Differential Power Processing Converters in Photovoltaic Systems to Improve Lifetime Energy Production"

January 27th, 2014

Ms. Katherine Kim, PhD Candidate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign When: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are gaining popularity in both residential a[...]

“Learning and Leveraging Data-Driven Models for Sensing in Complex, Physical Environments”

"Learning and Leveraging Data-Driven Models for Sensing in Complex, Physical Environments"

January 24th, 2014

Mr. Joel B. Harley, PhD Candidate Carnegie Mellon University When: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract In engineering and the sciences, there is considerable interest in technology t[...]

“Planning and Design Approaches of Microgrids for Power Supply Resiliency to Natural Disasters”

"Planning and Design Approaches of Microgrids for Power Supply Resiliency to Natural Disasters"

January 23rd, 2014

Dr. Alexis Kwasinski University of Texas-Austin When: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract This presentation analyzes system-level planning and component-level design approaches to achieve high power supply a[...]

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi Election to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi Election to AIMBE's College of Fellows

January 23rd, 2014

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi, Chair of the ECE Department, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows[...]

“Challenges in Development of Mobile X-ray Systems for Improving Minimally Invasive Surgery”

"Challenges in Development of Mobile X-ray Systems for Improving Minimally Invasive Surgery"

January 21st, 2014

Larry Anderton - Chief Engineer, and Jon Lea - Advanced Technology and Research Manager GE Healthcare When: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) i[...]

University of Utah – IM Flash Technologies Power Breakfast

University of Utah - IM Flash Technologies Power Breakfast

January 20th, 2014

Technical Breakfast Feb 2014 Please join IM Flash and U of U ECE dept. for our monthly technical breakfast on Wed Feb. 5, 2014. Open the[...]

“Efficient Power Amplifiers for Reconfigurable Wireless Communication”

"Efficient Power Amplifiers for Reconfigurable Wireless Communication"

January 7th, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Walling University of Utah ECE Dept. When: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract CMOS is used nearly ubiquitously for digital computation, and as such plays a[...]

“Fast, Compact and Label-Free Electrical Detection of Live and Dead Single Cells”

"Fast, Compact and Label-Free Electrical Detection of Live and Dead Single Cells"

December 29th, 2013

Dr. James C. M. Hwang Lehigh University When: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Using a novel broadband microchamber, electrical detection of live and dead single cells w[...]

Faculty Openings

Faculty Openings

December 23rd, 2013

Faculty Openings The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah seeks applications to fill one or more tenure-track positions at all levels.[...]

Prof. Sensale Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Sensale Receives NSF CAREER Award

December 23rd, 2013

A new ECE faculty member, Prof. Berardi Sensale Rodriguez, has received a five-year NSF CAREER Award entitled, "CAREER: THz active metamaterials employing thin-film semiconductors." [...]

Prof. Rajesh Menon recieved a grant from NSF and NASA

Prof. Rajesh Menon recieved a grant from NSF and NASA

November 26th, 2013

A three-year NSF grant has been awarded to Prof. Rajesh Menon for nearly $400,000 titled, "Coherent super-resolution optical microscopy for enhanced image resolution and speed."[...]

Prof. Faisal Khan received a 30-month grant for $216,000 from DOE

Prof. Faisal Khan received a 30-month grant for $216,000 from DOE

November 26th, 2013

Prof. Faisal Khan has received a grant of $216,000 from DOE as part of a large initiative led by Sandia worth nearly $ 1.4 M[...]

Prof. David Schurig received a two year grant from DHS totaling to $400,000

Prof. David Schurig received a two year grant from DHS totaling to $400,000

November 26th, 2013

Prof. David Schurig recently received a $400,000, two-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security entitled, "MetaImager: Program Acceleration and Productization." [...]

Rich Brown ranked as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Rich Brown ranked as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

November 26th, 2013

Dean Richard B. Brown, Dean of the College of Engineering and a faculty member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been elevated to[...]

Prof. Jamesina Simpson was awarded two grants from NASA

Prof. Jamesina Simpson was awarded two grants from NASA

November 26th, 2013

Prof. Jamesina Simpson was recently awarded two grants from NASA for one year totaling nearly $100,000. One grant is titled, "FDTD ionospheric mapping, and[...]

Professor Jamesina Simpson received a NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant award

Professor Jamesina Simpson received a NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant award

October 22nd, 2013

Professor Jamesina Simpson received a NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant award through a funding opportunity provided to researchers in the State of Utah. The grant will[...]

Grant Enabling Researchers to Pioneer Flipped Classrooms

Grant Enabling Researchers to Pioneer Flipped Classrooms

October 4th, 2013

Grant Enabling Researchers to Pioneer Flipped Classrooms Utilizing a National Science Foundation grant, University of Utah Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Cynthia Furse and Marriott[...]

Best Paper Award at IEEE Midwest Symposium

Best Paper Award at IEEE Midwest Symposium

September 17th, 2013

Please join me in congratulating PhD student Chris Condrat, Priyank Kalla, and Steve Blair for receiving the best paper award with a student as the[...]

Prof. Scarpulla serving as Associate Editor

Prof. Scarpulla serving as Associate Editor

September 17th, 2013

Prof. Mike Scarpulla has been selected to serve as Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. The direct conversion from sunlight to electricity[...]

Prof. Faisal Khan serving as Associate Editor

Prof. Faisal Khan serving as Associate Editor

September 17th, 2013

Please join me in congratulating our own Faisal Khan for being selected to serve as Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Way to[...]

Priyank Kalla recieves New NSF Award from CCF

Priyank Kalla recieves New NSF Award from CCF

September 16th, 2013

Congratulations again to Priyank Kalla for receiving a on Verification of Galois-Field/Cryptographic Circuits using Computer Algebra Techniques!!! He has been awarded this award for the last 3[...]

Lazzi Keynote Speaker at IMWS-Bio 2013

Lazzi Keynote Speaker at IMWS-Bio 2013

May 8th, 2013

Lazzi Keynote Speaker at IMWS-Bio 2013. Topic: Advances and Challenges in Bioelectromagnetics for Implantable Devices: Current and Future Applications. Abstract: Over the past decade, we have witnessed[...]

Menon Shedding New Light on Solar Power

Menon Shedding New Light on Solar Power

May 7th, 2013

Menon Shedding New Light on Solar Power. As the world grapples with the ever-changing dynamics of energy use and production, a researcher at the University of[...]

2013 ECE Technical Open House

2013 ECE Technical Open House

April 19th, 2013

Awards from the 2013 ECE technical open house are now available to stream online. Click here to view the videos[...]

The ECE Technical Open House will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013

The ECE Technical Open House will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013

March 27th, 2013

The ECE Technical Open House will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013. During the day, all graduating seniors will make presentations of their senior thesis[...]

Nagel and Scarpulla Top Downloaded Article of Optics InfoBase

Nagel and Scarpulla Top Downloaded Article of Optics InfoBase

March 22nd, 2013

An article writen by James R. Nagel and Michael A. Scarpulla, "Enhanced absorption in optically thin solar cells by scattering from embedded dielectric nanoparticles." is one [...]

Furse receives ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award

Furse receives ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award

March 21st, 2013

Cynthia Furse receives ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award. The ASUU Academic Affairs board has presented Student Choice Awards annually for more than 10 years to outstanding[...]

Lazzi Part of Bionic Eye Team

Lazzi Part of Bionic Eye Team

February 21st, 2013

Gianluca Lazzi, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U, was part of the multi-institution team to create the[...]

Lazzi Addresses Grand Challenges on IEEE TV

Lazzi Addresses Grand Challenges on IEEE TV

February 2nd, 2013

Electrical and Computer Engineering department chair Gianluca Lazzi spoke at the IEEE Life Science Grand Challenges conference in Washington, DC. Organized by the IEEE Life[...]

IBM’s Chief Medical Scientist Visits ECE

IBM's Chief Medical Scientist Visits ECE

January 29th, 2013

IBM's chief medical scientist Dr. Martin Kohn recently presented to the ECE Department about Watson and supercomputing applications in health care research. Speakers Biography: Dr. Kohn[...]

Computer Engineering Senior Project Videos

Computer Engineering Senior Project Videos

January 24th, 2013

Students majoring in computer engineering demonstrate their senior projects these videos. httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=PLrvDv2F3eEonIh5k0aCd4eA4nwnuIF3FV Click here to view the videos[...]

Nahata Named Associate Dean for Academics

Nahata Named Associate Dean for Academics

January 22nd, 2013

Ajay Nahata, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, has been named the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Academics effective M[...]

Utah ECE Faculty Member Wins National Science Foundation Award

Utah ECE Faculty Member Wins National Science Foundation Award

October 30th, 2012

Tolga Tasdizen, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah (U of U), has been awarded the[...]